Betty Lenaburg, 87, Cordell resident, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Graveside Services for Betty Lenaburg will be held 10:00a.m, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Bessie, OK under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home in Cordell, OK.
Funeral services for Evelyn Palmer, 72, Clinton resident will be held 2:00p.m., Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Tabernacle Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Wendell Folsom and burial will follow in the Custer City Masonic Cemetery in Custer City, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Eva "Evelyn" (Jones) Palmer was born August 14, 1940 to J.T. Jones and Alma (Neal) Jones in Cordell, Oklahoma and passed away unexpected Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in her Clinton home.
Mrs. Palmer was raised and attended school in Cordell and Sentinel. She married Geral Palmer in 1955 in California, Washington and Organ. Mr. Palmer was tragically killed in an accident in 1960 . She returned back to Oklahoma with her four small children and they settled Sentinel and married Euell James in 1963 in Altus, OK. They made their home in Sentinel and Blair. She then moved to Clinton in 1972 and had worked for the Turkey Plant, Kellwood Factory, also for Clyde's Restaurant and eventually owned and operated it; she spent 10 years working at the Veteran's Center and her last place of employment was with the Del Rancho as well as cooking on Friday nights at the V.F.W.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Dennis James and Steve Palmer, a sister, Jeanie DeSpain and a grandson, Jarod Smith.
She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Arapaho, the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary for over 25 years; she loved to play Bingo, write letters, shop at the ETC Shop in Weatherford and the Ware It Again Store in Clinton; she loved spending time with her family and her passion was her 14 year old Chihuahua, Chico Rodriquez.
She is survived by six daughters, Evelyn Cantrell and husband, Gene, of Elk City, OK; Cheryl Taylor, of Hydro, OK; Brenda McCormack, of Clinton, Cindy Smith and husband, Marion, of Custer City; Sharon Thompson and husband, Scott, of Clinton and Darlene Lynch, Arapaho and a son, Jerry Palmer and wife, Brenda, Cordell and her 14 year old companion dog, Chico Rodriquez, of the home; four sisters, Verna Waldron and husband, Gayle, Chickasha; Mert Weber and husband, Jim, of Arapaho; Dorothy Bebout, of Arapaho and Shirley Evans and husband, John, of Arapaho, OK, two brothers, Lloyd Kness and wife, Cora, Arapaho and David Kness and wife, Janet, of Minneapolis, MN.
She is survived by 20 grandchildren, Amanda Cantrell, Jeremy Cantrell, Michael Palmer, Jerry Shane Palmer, Steven Cole Palmer, Ginger Smith, Jeffery Edwards, Jami Johnson, Timmy Johnson, Savannah Taylor, Ashley Creswell, Shae Lynn Creswell, Destry Smith, Destiney Smith, Jerica Calloway, Stacey Lynn Kehoe, Megan Moore, McKinsey Lee Lynch and Macy Lynch and nine great -grandchildren.
DELMAR JAY CAGLE
A funeral service for Delmar Jay "DJ" Cagle, 6 month old infant son of Joseph Cagle and Kortney Thompson, Clinton residents was held 10:00am., this morning on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Greg Zoschak and burial concluded in the Russell Cemetery near Cordell, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
"DJ" was born October 29, 2012 to Kortney Thompson and Joseph Cagle in Tulsa, OK and passed away unexpected Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Cordell, OK.
He has spent most of his brief life in Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Patricia Thompson and paternal grandparents, D.J. and Catherine Cagle.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph Cagle and Kortney Thompson and two sisters, Launa Richardson and Chloee Thompson and a brother, Lex Thompson and host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
CURTIS HARRIS JR.
A memorial service for Curtis Harris Jr., 59, will be Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10a.m., in the Stanley Lee Chapel, 112 South 7th, Clinton, OK.
Curtis was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on May 25, 1953 to Curtis and Marie Ava (Brooks) Harris. He passed away in a car accident on May 6, 2013. He attended school in El Reno until the tenth grade. He spent his youth in El Reno and Cordell area. He also served in the Marine Corp. His favorite saying was "Life is Good". His favorite song was "Foot Loose". He enjoyed playing pool and going to the casino.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Perkins, husband Derrick of Hammon, OK; two step-daughters: Angela Holliman, husband, Anthony, of Sayre, OK and Aimee Upchurch; one step son, Brian Burns; six grandchildren: Alexandra, Anthony Jr., Triston, Ty, Austin, and Kyra.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Lacee Harris.
Funeral Services for Kay Brown were held yesterday on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cordell, Oklahoma with burial following at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. Kay Brown, a Cordell resident, passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 62. Services are under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home in Cordell, Oklahoma.